UP 2014.10.15

On 15 October 2014 we have synchronized the production repositories.

Those who haven’t upgraded from the testing repositories, and depending on whether you’re a SolydX or SolydK user you will have between 500MB and 1GB of packages to download.

After the go-live, I’ll start building the new iso’s.

You might have a slow download if people upgrade at the same time. Try again at a later date or time.

If you are following our mirrors: they will follow later, and I will keep you posted on their progress.

If you encounter any problems, post your findings here: http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4853

Below you find the Update Manager’s UP information page.
For users running BE/BO: package updates are few. You can install these package as a regular update.

Update Pack 2014.10.15


  • Kernel
    The kernel has been updated to version 3.16.3-2.
  • LibreOffice
    LibreOffice has been updated to version 4.3.1-2.
  • KDE
    KDE has been updated to version 4.14.1-1.

Update information

Read this whether you update with the Update Manager, or terminal.

  • After the upgrade
    After the upgrade you won’t be able to reboot or shutdown the system the usual way. You need to do that in the terminal. After that all will function as expected.
    sudo reboot


    sudo shutdown

  • These are some warnings you can safely ignore:
    GdkPixbuf-WARNING **: Cannot open pixbuf loader module file ‘/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache’: No such file or directory

Updating with the Update Manager

The Update Manager can be opened from the system tray by clicking on this icon: .
Most user choices are being done for you by the Update Manager (see “Update information” above).

Updating with the terminal

We recommend using the Update Manager to update your system, but if you prefer using the terminal, please read the below steps carefully.

  • Pre upgrade
    There are some things that need to be cleaned up first (left overs from the LMDE period). So, it’s best to download and run the pre-UP script:

    wget http://repository.solydxk.com/umfiles/prd/pre-up-2014.10.15; chmod +x pre-up-2014.10.15; sudo ./pre-up-2014.10.15

  • Configuration files
    You might be asked to replace certain configuration files. It is recommended to keep the currently installed file (default selected).
  • Post upgrade
    If you’re using Nvidia, you run the following command before reboot:
    sudo apt-get install –reinstall nvidia-kernel-dkms

    If you have systemd-sysv installed, you need to purge systemd-shim:

    sudo apt-get purge systemd-shim

    and finally, remove some unneeded symbolic links:

    sudo update-rc.d -f samba remove


2 thoughts on “UP 2014.10.15

Comments are closed.